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Two Unforgettable Weeks at the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy

13 Jul

It’s not every day that one gets to meet the author of a New York Times bestseller (who also happens to be a Marketing professor at one of the best business schools in the world), attend his obviously incredible lecture, and get a signed copy of his bestselling book! Sounds unreal, right? Thanks to Knowledge@Wharton […]

10 Most Popular Books of 2015

21 Jan

Reading is a valuable gift that never stops giving. There are a number of reasons to read. If you’re wondering on what you should read – this is a nice place to get started. Here are 10 of the most popular books of 2015. 1. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff The novel places a […]

Seeing Isn’t Always Believing: Digital Literacy for Students

13 Jan

Khan Academy receives 10 million unique visitors each month. Meritnation, India’s largest online platform for K-12 education, is used by more than one crore students. 81% Millennials are on Facebook. It is an understatement to say that students today are good at surfing the web. They are digital natives. Most of the generation X, Y, […]

The Value of Summer Programs for High School Students

14 Jan

Most parents expect that A grades on the report card will, almost singlehandedly, guarantee their children admission in the course and college of their choice. And this admission will, in turn, ensure smooth sailing ahead. Their child will go on to become a successful professional and prosper in life. And all this can be achieved […]

An extra year for international students?

25 Jul

The Guardian Education website today asks a question pertinent to many who are planning to cross international waters to go further their education in the U.K. That question essentially includes this one: should international students be farmed off into a separate year-long course in university, before being allowed to merge with the domestic courses? This […]

New IITs, IIMs in India’s Latest Education Budget

14 Jul

India’s budget release was a much anticipated event last week. Released on Thursday 10th July, the country’s new government kept everyone waiting to find out how much money will be setting the agenda for the coming year. Education-wise, the hot news was that five new IITs and five new IIMs will be established. The proposal is […]

PSAT and How it can Help High School Students: The College Board

17 Jun

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), is a comprehensive, standardized assessment administered at schools on fixed dates each October that helps prepare students for the SAT. The PSAT is an important step in a student’s path to university success. It assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem-solving skills in three areas: […]

Debate: The Foreign Universities Bill

12 Jun

The Foreign Universities Bill was a creation of the former Indian UPA government – a measure which, if passed, would enable top-notch institutions from around the world to set up campuses in India – has been revived by the current Modi-led government. Human Resources Development Ministry, led by Smriti Irani, is said to have this bill […]

Brookings India Column: India’s New Government

6 Jun

Excerpted from http://brookings.in/ Brookings India Fellow Dr. Shamika Ravi, and Mr. R.N. Ravi,  former Special Director, Intelligence Bureau of India, address questions on the economic and foreign policy priorities for the new government:   How will Narendra Modi govern? Is he the right person to lead India during this challenging time in its history? Narendra Modi has won […]

A Curriculum Which Matters

27 Mar

By Nikhil Mahen How many of us today are historians? How many of us use calculus in our every day work? Why do we study dead people, or things which don’t appear to affect our daily lives – like physics? Who cares how far the ball can roll or how much x and y are […]